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OPM suspension of electronic retirement calculator blamed on contractor shortcomings

In a recent round of testing, agency says, only five of 61 functions passed.

Defense seeks to reprogram funds to cover Army shortfalls

Without supplemental funding, Gates predicts furloughs and suspension of pay.

Aviation groups push agenda as FAA reauthorization stalls

Collective bargaining for air traffic controllers is among legislative priorities.

House-passed bill would ramp up IED office oversight

A separate but related provision in the bill would place more emphasis on irregular warfare by creating an assistant secretary of Defense post.

Survey shows airport screening, delays hurting economy

Nearly one third of travelers avoided at least one flight during the last year due to problems with the air travel process, including government screening.

OPM suspends portion of contract for electronic retirement system

Agency orders contractor to stop work on electronic retirement calculator.

Congress pursues dual paths on contracting oversight

House pushes aggressive strategy while Senate appears ready to take a step back.

FDA won't meet deadline for food safety registry

Agency expects to implement electronic portal tracking tainted food incidents around spring 2009 at the earliest.

Acting GSA chief says relationship with inspector general is on the mend

Procurement observers predict aggressive oversight from inspectors general, Congress will continue during the next year.

Contract spending could drop more than 10 percent in 2009

Sluggish economy, growing deficit, a lack of procurement expertise contribute to downward trend, research firm predicts.